11/23+ Console cables

Jerome H. Fine jhfinedp3k at compsys.to
Tue Mar 17 08:28:01 CDT 2015

 >Glen Slick wrote:

>>On Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 11:47 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
>>This may be common knowledge here, but I was unaware of it (and, AFAIK, the
>>DEC documentation doesn't point this out), so here goes...
>>It turns out one doesn't need the fancy cab-kit to connect up to an 11/23+'s
>>console. The headers on the card are completely compatible with standard
>>DLV11-J connectors, and a DLV11-J cable can be used to connect up to an
>>11/23+ card. (One has to select the desired baud rate with the DIP switches
>>on the card, of course.) I have verified this by trying it, and it worked.
>>The cabkits merely allow one to select the baud rate at the console connector
>>(via a clock generator on the cabkit, and the 'external clock' input on the
>>serial interface). This implies that one should be able to plug a cabkit into
>>an appropriately configured DLV11-J (external serial clock select), and
>>select the baud rate via the switch on the cabkit. I haven't tried that,
>If anyone is looking for the real cabkit for the M8189 PDP-11/23+  JT
>Computer currently has some listed on eBay for $45. There were 5
>listed, 2 sold last week:
>I finally got around to buying a CK-KDJ11-D cabkit for the M7554
>KDJ11-D directly from their website ( www.jtcomputer.com ) a week ago.
>I've had good results buying a few things from them.

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